Jalacy Hawkins (July 18, 1929, Cleveland, Ohio — February 12, 2000, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France), best known as Screamin' Jay
Hawkins was an African-American musician, singer, and actor. Famed chiefly for his powerful, operatic vocal delivery and wildly
theatrical performances of songs such as "I Put a Spellon You", Hawkins sometimes used macabre props onstage, making him
one of the few early shock rockers.